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Iowa man shot after spraying police officer with chemical agent during traffic stop


This news story was published on July 7, 2019.
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LEON, IOWA – An Iowa man made a big mistake Sunday morning when he was stopped by a police officer and decided to spray him with a chemical agent.

Agents and crime scene personnel with the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are investigating an early morning shooting in the City of Leon.

On July 7, 2019, at 3:08 a.m., an officer with the Leon Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of NW 3rd Street. During the traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle, a male in is 50’s, sprayed the Leon officer with a chemical agent. In response, the officer fired his weapon, striking the driver. The driver was provided medical attention at the scene. He was then airlifted to Des Moines hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The Leon officer is on paid administrative leave.

The name of the involved officer nor the name of the driver are being released at this time.

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12 Responses to Iowa man shot after spraying police officer with chemical agent during traffic stop

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    July 11, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    well, ever had spray in your eyes, completely disoriented and if its pepper spray, instantly blind with a hell of a burning. the drunk could have taken the officers gun and shot him with it. defensive training is what made him fire. just like you hear the victim was shot 5 – 6 times. that’s training. one of the gun practice shots is to shoot 10 rds in 10 seconds, including reloading so it just comes natural tht the first time u squeeze that trigger you just keep on til empty.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 12, 2019 at 8:22 am

      youre kinda right. the reason cops and alot of concealed carriers end up shooting so muany times has to do with several things. 1. shoot til the threat is no longer a threat, this means until they cant and cease to act in a threatening manner or at the point of death.
      2.adrenaline dumps into your system, YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE.
      3. before the “why cant you shoot them in the leg” crowd shows up. because thats stupid and saying it shows you know nothing about marksmanship or anatomy. center mass always everytime. femoral artery leg = dead.

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    July 8, 2019 at 11:17 am

    everyone hold up. Allen will be here shortly to tell us how a hippy would have handled it. the officer should have used his words and then triednhis spray and if…. wait, whats that again? NO WAY!!!! the criminal actually used a chemical spray probably mace maybe it was wasp and hornet spray (both known to cause severe temporary blindness in human beings) and somehow the officer was still able to put rounds on target? almost as if for many many reasons chyemical sprays are total bs and a waste of time? im not saying you or i could withstand the spray but we live in iowa we have big tough corn fed tweakers who dont respond the same as you and i to pain. criminals who act violently assault people or threaten to maim or kill deserve bullets. grow up.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 8, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      You wouldn’t know a hippy if she kicked your ass!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 9, 2019 at 5:56 am

      This clown doesn’t like Allen because Allen is much smarter than the clown.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 12, 2019 at 8:33 am

        allan is never a name that correlates with smart or intelligent. i think its strange how you think you can judge a persons intellect from an internet comment. you have no way of knowing if they are trolling you… does it feel good sucking allans dick through the comment section? i think allen is half smart and his groupies are fuc*ing idiots. i think you like amking judgements and assumptions about anonymous strangers because it gives you a safe way of pretending youre superior. see you can pigeon hole and classify people however you want in your weak mind and since we are all anon on the internet nobody can challenge your made up notions therefore that delusion of grandeur youre living, the superiority complex you seem to have can never be ripped from you by reality. youre a loser. especially if you take anything anyone on nit says seriously. honest i bet there are 5 people that post here and one or two people actively trolling this site its not exactly a social hub. it gets kind of boring talking to you nut case types.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 8, 2019 at 10:21 am

    more interesting news is the idiotic women who went pointing a gun at a family in manly the other day. lucky for her she didnt pick a family that carries. soon as someone levels a pistol at a innocent human being it should be expected they be shot stone dead. more people need to carry. doesnt matter if the c*** was drunk or not she deserved a bullet.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 8, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Ah…Extreme pb intervention at it’s finest!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 8, 2019 at 6:34 am

    I wonder if the ’cause and effect’ lesson will sink in?